African Night Fever Presents: Seckou Keita
Saturday 26th September 2015 - Starts 8pm
TICKET PRICE: £11
“Seckou Keita can be classed alongside the great Toumani Diabate as one of the adventurous masters of the kora” ~ The Guardian
Following the critical acclaim of his award-winning collaboration with Welsh harpist Catrin Finch, extraordinary Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita performs a special show at Ropetackle.
Arguably the most influential and inspiring kora player of his generation, Seckou is an exceptional and charismatic musician whose compositions explore what it means to be a modern global citizen with seven centuries of tradition and heritage. He gives us the kora – the West African harp – in its purest guise, a wondrous instrument that can soothe the human spirit to a place of deep meditation, stillness, and beauty.
Hailing from Southern Senegal, Seckou was a childhood prodigy, born of a line of griots and kings. Cissokho, his mother’s family name, gave life to his talent while Keita, his father’s, gave him royal blood. Seckou has graced the international stage since 1996 appearing with a host of fellow artists including Salif Keita, Yossou N’Dour, and Neil Finn. A truly phenomenal talent, this promises to be a magical and transformative evening of musical majesty.
£11 in advance, £13.50 on the door.